Jurist / Contract Manager (Lyon or Paris) - France

Sungrow France • Lyon • Legal

Who we are

We are a green tech company unlike any other green tech company. We are a team of lateral thinkers, young professionals, and creative minds. We are fighting every day to make our mission happen – Clean Power For All! With ~400GW (!) of clean power presently installed worldwide, we are more than ready to sate the worlds hunger for clean energy! Welcome at Sungrow Sungrow is the global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables. We want to give fresh impulses, inspire, and contribute to a sustainable development of our planet, that’s why we constantly improve our portfolio. From floating solar plants to large-scale utility projects and to small residential products we always offer the best and most suitable solution. At Sungrow we hold more than 1500 patents – no wonder as we employ the biggest research and development team of the whole industry. 40 % of all Sungrow workforce is continuously investigating on how to further improve the existing portfolio. Want to know more? Check out our Job offers and let`s dive right in together!



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Your duties

As a contracts manager, you will work as a member of the Legal and Contracts Department and you will be responsible for negotiating, drafting and overseeing contracts relating to Sungrow’s projects and sales activities and ensuring that any issues which arise in connection with the contracts are resolved as quickly and effectively as possible. The position can either be based in Lyon or Paris. Regular travel to our main office in Lyon will be necessary. Hybrid position possible (2 days/week homeoffice).

  • Contact person for the sales and project management departments regarding legal advice on our contracts with customers.
  • Review, draft, qualify and negotiate various types of contractual documentation including framework agreement, sales contracts, General Terms & Conditions, purchasing agreement, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements and letters of intent. The documents will be mainly in English language. Contact to customers will be mainly in French.
  • Identify risks and deviations from Sungrow´s contracting principles and where necessary obtain senior management approval.
  • Preparation and negotiation of contractual qualifications with new and existing clients.
  • Prepare contract and risk summaries to ensure that all relevant project personnel are aware of Contractual obligations, risks and objectives.
  • Negotiate to resolution contractual and financial disputes on live projects, consulting with and advising relevant internal stakeholders.
  • Maintenance and adherence to all relevant policies, processes and procedures contained within Sungrow´s Business Management System.
  • Support Contract Managers in Spain, Italy, Portugal and eventually other EMEA countries in cases of vacations and shortages.
  • Support with general admin.

Your profile

  • Either working experience in contractual law or a Diploma in Law at a European University.
  • 3-5 years of working experience in a similar role.
  • Working experience in a technical industry desirable, e.g. Photovoltaic, Energy, Gas, Construction industry.
  • Experience in EPC contracts, mainly FIDIC Silver & Yellow Books is an advantage.
  • Commercially focused with a sound knowledge of Contract Law and the ability to draft in a legal / contractual context is an advantage.
  • Autonomous way of working. Able to work in a dynamic, fast paced and international environment. Ability to work in an multi-disciplined team.
  • Positive attitude, high creativity and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills. 
  • Detail orientated with excellent analytical skills.
  • Sense for priorities and good time management skills.
  • Excellent French (preferably C2) and English (C1) language skills are a must have. International experience is a plus.
  • Occasional international travelling within Europe.

Our offer

This decade might be overshadowed by Covid19, but sooner or later we will beat and overcome that son of a germ, am I right?
But the true topic for this decade lies in energy

We are more than happy to state that not only We are leading this discourse, we also offer the fitting solutions for it. We have the strongest PV-Inverter R&D there is and became the world`s biggest Inverter Manufacturer, which we are extremely proud of!And now, for this decade, we are increasing our game, and You, You might become part of it! Besides that, many things await You:  
  • Opportunities for Career advancement   
  • Bonus payment based on pre-agreed and signed KPI agreements  
  • A multinational team awaits You with lots of european and transeuropean exchange!
  • Possibility for technical and commercial knowledge increasement in regard to string inverters, central inverters, inverter stations including transformer and switch gear and storage solutions    
  • Technical and commercial training in our headquarter in Germany and even visits to the big R&D facility in China!
You have something superspecial to tell us? Worry not; we know just the right person you should speak to:
Alexandra Lein

Alexandra Lein

Sourcing and Talent Aquisition Specialist EMEA

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